Monday, September 08, 2008

Venezuela exercises to include land-based Russian anti-submarine aircraft

An interfax report dated September 8 says that during the joint Russia-Venezuela naval exercises to be held in the Caribbean in November, Russia plans to temporarily deploy anti-submarine aircraft at an air base on Venezuelan territory.

The warships scheduled to take part in the exercises include the "Pyotr Velikii" heavy atomic missile cruiser and the "Admiral Chabanenko" anti-submarine ship, according to the report which cites information given by Russian foreign ministry spokesman Andrei Nesterenko.

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